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Postby emjay » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:59 pm

Has anyone else made nutcrackers as shown on one of Jack Hargreaves bits on u tube. They're a good use of scraps of greenwood and this time of year would make a novelty present with a bowl of cob nuts. I'm on my 7th pair. Jack says soak in water for days but a steamer or boiling water is quicker.
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Re: nutcrackers

Postby Bob_Fleet » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:52 am

HERE's the video and
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is a screenshot of the nutcrackers - all one piece of hazel.
Thanks for the info Emjay

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Re: nutcrackers

Postby SeanHellman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:05 pm

Yes I made a few batches a couple of years ago. Found green willow worked well and could be bent green without boiling or soaking.

Great fun once you have got the pattern right, they do not last forever especially in our over heated houses.
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